Bernie J. Winkler, 78, passed away April 5, 2017 at Oakwood Health Campus in Tell City, Indiana.
Bernie was born March 19, 1939 to the late Bernie and Belle Persinger Winkler of Cannelton, Indiana. He married Lela Rickelman on June 17, 1961.
He was a self-employed truck driver and a member of the Alton Legion. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his children, Scott Winkler (Stephanie) of Branchville, Bernie “Buddy” (Gina) Winkler of Tell City, and Sandi Winkler (Matt Zogelman) of St. Croix ; his sister, Margorie Ward of Cannelton; three grandchildren, Cody Winkler, B.J. Winkler, and Kylee Thomas; and one great-grandchild, Dakota Winkler.
Preceding him in death are his parents; his wife, Lela; and sister, Vera Goddard.
Funeral Services will be at 2:00 pm Saturday, April 8 at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home with burial in New Cliff Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Saturday at the Funeral Home